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Lenthall, William, 1591-1662 -- Portraits.
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Documents relating to the Commonwealth,

  • NLW MS 24022G.
  • File
  • 1651-[19 cent., first ½]

A collection of documents, 1651-[19 cent., first ½], relating to the Commonwealth and Protectorate in England. They include a warrant, 7 November 1651, from the Council of State, signed by its president John Bradshaw, authorising the merchant Charles Longland to act as their agent in Livorno, Tuscany, in supplying the parliamentarian fleet and providing intelligence (item i); a commission, 15 October 1655, from Oliver Cromwell (signed 'Oliver P.'), appointing George Langford as chirurgeon [surgeon] in Col. Goffe's regiment of horse (item ii); and a further commission, 11 July 1659, from Parliament, signed by W[illia]m Lenthall, Speaker, appointing Langford to the rank of Cornet in a troop of horse under Col. Thomas Saunders (item iii).
Also included is an engraving, 1793, of a 1654 portrait of William Lenthall (item iv); and an engraving, [19 cent., first ½], depicting the trial of Charles I (item v). Two of the documents have papered seals affixed: Cromwell's private seal (item ii) and the seal of the Council of State (Item i).